All new 22701 Visakhapatnam Vijayawada UDAY Express double-decker AC train has been flagged off by Minister of State of Railways, Suresh Angadi, Last week from Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Railways has launched the much-awaited Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-Conditioned train that offers business-class travellers a comfortable journey in train with world-class amenities.
Taking a step forward to enhance the passenger services, the Ministry of Railways has introduced a full AC double-decker train on Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada corridor. The distance of 350 km between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada is now going to be covered by this train in just 5 hours 30 minutes. The swanky Uday Express train has received an overall good response from the passengers.
UDAY Express: Schedule, Stoppages and Fare
The UDAY Express train fare for AC chair car (CC) is Rs. 525. According to the schedule, train 22701 Visakhapatnam Vijayawada UDAY Express departs from Visakhapatnam station at 5:45 AM and it reaches Vijayawada at 11:45 AM. On the very same day, train 22702 Vijayawada Visakhapatnam UDAY Express will depart at 5:30 PM and arrive in Visakhapatnam at 10:55 PM. The spick-and-span ac double-decker train is running five days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This train has a total of 7 stoppages en route, Duvvada, Anakapelle, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem and Eluru.
Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada UDAY Express is a fully air-conditioned train. UDAY Express is furnished with cushioned seats, distinct interiors and display screens. The Double-Decker ac train is also equipped with passenger-friendly features like pantry and dining area in every third coach of train, automatic food and beverage vending machines, bio modular toilets, smoke detection alarm, anti-graffiti vinyl wrapped interiors, air suspension system with multiple shock absorbers and a lot more.
As a cherry on the cake, the new Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada UDAY Express train is covered with the orange and yellow vinyl wrapping on its exterior front, alike to the first rake that runs on the 22665 KSR Bengaluru Coimbatore Uday Express route.
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